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Breaking the cage and shaking at chains, Dear CAROLINE are a young Manchester indie/alternative quartet fast on the rise, crafting sonic shocks and Romantic fantasy, as they captivate crowds with live performance and release records to lock on repeat.
The four-piece, made up brothers, Joe and Alfie Prior (both vocals and guitar), Jacob Saunders (bass guitar), and Nathaniel Jepegnanam (drums), unleash an energy of high-tempo tracks, primal rhythms, and extraordinary lyrical vernacular.
Dear CAROLINE explore the socio-political, as they engage their music in topical pursuit, while juxtaposing emotional outpour, creating characters with their jolting lyrical persona and gothic aesthetic, as their tales of love and identity bite hard, but whisper soft.
The four trial to take you to a time gone by, as they challenge the contemporary musical condition with their collision of Wilde romantic edge and dystopian draw, calling on an archaic literary world of influence to flood their art with poetry and narrative, all the while sustaining a song-written arc to be envied.
Soaring off the back of two singles, ‘Caroline’ (released April 2017), and ‘Felt Like Forever’ (released October 2017), Dear CAROLINE are making waves throughout Manchester’s infamous Northern Quarter, having quickly become a focal point of the city’s underground musical community.
The indie-rockers brim their live sets with stage-spilling acidic aggression, yet delicately walk the line on a poetic edge, as they kick away shackles of reality in favour of instrument-bloodied artistry. Joe Prior depicts a broken protagonist crying out the hurt, as he tears at chords, and helplessly sings; a poet on puppet-strings, uplifted by a trio of chaos controllers supreme.
Dear CAROLINE continue their ascension into 2018, having set a marker throughout the 2017 calendar with support slots for high profile acts, Glass Caves, Corella, and Cavana, as well as performances at Dot to Dot Festival, Blackthorn Festival, and Head For The Hills Festival.
The band will kick-start the New Year with a headline show at Gullivers, Manchester on 10th February, opening what is looking set to be a game-changing year for the indie quartet.
Dear CAROLINE fuse melodic reminiscence of The La’s with Seattle grunge grit, painting a Romantic poet all fuzzed and ready to scream.
-Written by Will Wolstenholme